How to Perform DIY Steam Carpet Cleaning08/24/2013 Back To Blog
Because rugs and carpets, regardless of their type and make, have lots of layers of fabric, they easily trap and accumulate dirt and stains, making them tough to clean sometimes. Often times, the removal of deep-seated dirt, dust and even insects requires the use of equipments like a carpet “steam” cleaner. In residential carpet cleaning, steam cleaners utilize heated water and certain cleaning detergents or solutions, which help loosen and trap dirt from the rugs padding and fibers. These equipments can either be purchased, or rented from a hardware or home-improvement store. Let’s take a brief but informative look at how to perform do-it-yourself steam carpet and sofa cleaning.
Clear the Area to Be Cleaned
The first rug and tile cleaning step would be to clear out the area to be steam cleaned, by moving all the furniture and other objects out. After the room has been cleared already, you could now start vacuuming the rug to eliminate superficial dirt, grime and other debris.
Apply the Pre-Treatment Mix
The next house carpet cleaning step would be to apply the appropriate carpet pre-treatment mixture or spray, especially on the soiled or stained areas of the rug. Make sure the spray fully sets after two to three minutes. Next, fill the cleaner with warm tap water, and fill it with the required carpet cleaning mixture too. Now turn on the machine, and wait one minute for the equipment’s built-in heater to heat the water. Push the machine forward and back over one section of the rug, but make sure you avoid over-wetting it. Continue the process until the whole rug is covered.
After completing the steam cleaning and stain removal process, allow the rug to dry, before you start moving the furniture and other objects back into room. Clean the steam cleaner and refer to the owner’s manual for proper storage.